M&M Cookies

These M&M Cookies are the perfect dessert! The miniature sugar cookies are sweet, fluffy and chock full of plain M&M's. @speckledpalate for @mycookingspot

A few weeks ago, I ended up with a ginormous bag of M&M’s at my house.

I was just minding my own business, doing my own thing, and then suddenly, these M&M’s were taking over. I, of course, was eating them like they were going out of style. You know, as one does.

Here’s the thing: When you have a party bag that has more M&M’s than you’ve ever seen in your entire life, it’s probably a good idea not to eat the entire thing in a week… or even a month. [Read more…]

Dairy Free Key Lime Pie

Summertime is here, and who doesn’t love a good ‘ol key lime pie for dessert as the days swelter? Surprise your dairy free friends with this delightfully creamy {Dairy Free} Key Lime Pie! It’s so good that folks who aren’t dairy free enjoy it, too!

{Dairy Free} Key Lime Pie | Summertime is here, and who doesn't love a good 'ol key lime pie for dessert as the days swelter? Surprise your dairy free friends with this delightfully creamy {Dairy Free} Key Lime Pie! It's so good that folks who aren't dairy free enjoy it, too! @speckledpalate for @mycookingspot

When I was a kid, my dad, sister and I wanted to surprise my mom for Mother’s Day with a homemade Key Lime Pie.

I remember slaving away in the kitchen. We juiced tons of key limes. We prepared the Graham cracker crust. We even made whipped cream.

And when that pie came out of the oven, it looked gorgeous.

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Orange Pound Cake

Bake your mama up a sweet surprise to start her Mother’s Day with this Orange Pound Cake. Simple, delicious, slightly sweet and perfect with her morning coffee, your mom will adore this baked good!

Orange Pound Cake | Bake your mama up a sweet surprise to start her Mother's Day with this Orange Pound Cake. Simple, delicious, slightly sweet and perfect with her morning coffee, your mom will adore this baked good! | @speckledpalate for @mycookingspot

I love me any kind of baked good, especially on the weekend… and especially for breakfast.

As I was thinking about Mother’s Day and all the recipes my family and I have made in celebration of my mom over the years, I realized something: We always made dessert. And our attempts at baking only worked about half of the time, even though our hearts were in the right place.

While I’m sure we made her breakfast, too, I have no recollection of this. At. All.

So today? Today, I’m talkin’ Mother’s Day breakfast and a pretty darn simple baked good that you can whip up in no time to celebrate your mama.

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Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins // Erin Skinner from The Speckled Palate for My Cooking Spot

As someone who was born and raised in the South, I know and love blueberries, especially when they’re in season during the summer months. And since I have lived my entire life in the South, though some will disagree that Texas is not the South, I’ve picked up some wonderful blueberry-centric recipes over the years…

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